- What’s better, milk chocolate or dark?
- If you haven’t seen the “David S. Pumpkins” sketch from SNL, here it is. It’s such a ridiculous concept but for some reason very funny. (Sorry, the costume is already sold out.)
- Turner Classic Movies is showing some great films for Halloween the next few days, including House of Wax, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, The Blob, Young Frankenstein, and all of the Universal horror flicks like Dracula and The Wolf Man. Here’s the schedule.
- And since the cold weather has locked in for the season, it’s time for Hot Chocolate and Baked Pumpkin Donuts.
From last night’s Saturday Night Live:
Last weekend, CBS Sunday Morning had a special tribute to host Charles Osgood, who is leaving the show after 22 years (and 45 years at CBS). Here’s all 90 minutes (I don’t think it’s in order but all of the different segments are here. Just hit the play button and they’ll all play):
These reunion things aren’t always that great, but this is actually well done, because the actors slip easily into their past roles and the writing is clever and has a lot of references to the show for fans.
- AllRecipes has a ton of Labor Day recipes to try, from old-fashioned potato salad to fried chicken and even ice cream sandwiches.
- Here’s a really handy guide to all of the fall TV season and series premieres.
- Nobody understands The New Yorker’s Gene Wilder cartoon.
- Some people don’t think handwriting is important anymore (but some people do).
- What killed the jingle?
John McLaughlin, longtime host of The McLaughlin Group, passed away earlier today at the age of 89. He was on every single episode of the show for 34 years until last weekend, when he was too sick from cancer to appear (though he did do one last voiceover).
Here are two very funny sketches from Saturday Night Live that spoofed the show:
This is great.
- Interesting essay at The Los Angeles Review of Books about what Star Trek Beyond means for the future of both the movie franchise and the new TV show coming next year, Star Trek: Discovery.
- Great piece by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper on how computers ruined her handwriting.
- I just recently heard about Extra Crispy, a new site devoted to all things breakfast, from the people at Time, Inc.
- John Dickerson is a fine journalist and Face the Nation host (and author of a terrific new book on political history, Whistlestop), but I’d love to see him put out a book of essays. Here’s his latest, on picking up his daughter from camp.
- Do you really need to shower?
- There’s a new short up at Rifftrax, Campbell’s Soup: The Magic Shelf, with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl.
- Recipe Girl promises you can make these chocolate cookies in 7 minutes.